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July 15, 2021 8:00 am
Dr. Tony Evans is God has laid out plans for some big changes coming ahead for us take on celebrating faithfulness.
This is the alternative Dr. Tony Abbott, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the alternative throughout the course of history, countries, cultures, and empires both come and gone out with varying lengths of longevity or the Bible tells us about an upcoming thousand year kingdom.
Dr. Evans will examine that today as he explores the millennial kingdom. Let's join him as long before utopia paradise, TV and movies where we will all for time when the pain when peace will reign when problems will go away. Every election season. We we tried to elect the person who we think based on what they said what they have done to move us a little closer to utopia that.
When life is enjoyable to live all systems of government excess become the promise of utopia. One was Karl Marx or Lehman. The communist worldview of the socialist worldview. Even the capitalist worldview, all seeking to offer the same thing. The best kind of life possible utopian life, but it is clear from our newspaper and from the existence were far from that utopia seems a long way off terrorism. On one hand disrupts our peace and security, and travel. There are criminals who care little about life with guns at their disposal who have no conscience. The brutality of parents to children and people to people keeps utopia far away in that dream of having a world where peace reigns.
No matter how many times you say that Christmas peace on earth, goodwill to men like Christmas and New Year's.you right back where you started many a woman is married a man who promised her utopia that if you marry me I got you, you want to worry about a thing anymore only to find out that utopia didn't even make it past the honeymoon because something always goes wrong feeling when it looks like you got all your bills paid and you an economic utopia. Some else breaks down just when you thought you finally got a job promotion.
This weird person the work next to you when utopia is gone. We know for utopia. We long for paradise long for world with little or no pain, anguish, and most certainly the end of day something is interrupted, the dream of utopia is called sin. Whether it's your sin or somebody else's sin that affects you or even the environment that is been cursed by sin. Sin has disrupted the possibility of utopia paradise.
In fact, Paul says in Romans chapter 8 that the whole creation groans under this curse. You see the groaning of creation.
It comes in the form of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions and tsunamis and floods. It is the vomiting of the earth under the precedents impression of evil and sin due to a satanically soaked environment which is why think it was called the Princeton power even of the so you and I live and function and exist and participate in a world that is been penetrated with evil, evil and actions evil and hearts and therefore the repercussions have affected the whole world. However, there is coming a time when there will be utopia. Time is coming in history before we ever get to eternity and we call it the millennium, the millennial rule of Jesus Christ.
Millennium means a thousand.
So when you talk about the millennium, the thousand year period of time six times in Revelation 20 uses the phrase a thousand years a thousand years a thousand years a thousand years. That means millennium. Let's review Jesus raptures the church seven years of tribulation.
Jesus comes back to set up his millennial kingdom. And so today I want to talk to you about paradise that happened with having yet I'm talking about history, the thousand year rule of Jesus Christ.
To understand this map understand why this thousand year period of time must occur when God created Adam ABB said, let McAuliffe the domain and company where man was going to rule on earth as managers of God's creation that will got interrupted by Satan and sin.
When Adam and Eve disobeyed God leading to the deterioration of lifespans began to decline marital conflict entered in the Cain kills Abel, the world becomes wicked the world in Genesis 6 have to be destroyed by a flood.
Because sin comes the creation that man was supposed to rule on behalf of God because of the sin cycle that was no man who God could use to oversee the rule on earth. So God became a man in the person of Jesus Christ in Luke chapter 1 verses 31 to 33 we are told that Mary the mother of Jesus gave birth to a son who was to be in the city of David, and who was to rule on the throne of God. We know to be Jesus. That's why am both Matthew and Luke. It gives you the genealogy of Jesus to show that from both his mother and his father. He was from the seed of David, because the Messiah had come out of Israel through the Davidic line pouring parts of the Bible you don't think makes sense. Those are critical so that there is a record Jesus qualify as the seed of David and all you gotta do is look at his genealogical record for this is tied together. He is relieved the people for his namesake called the church. Christians will be tribulation where God will remove the church.
All hell is going to break loose on earth as God's wrath is revealed, for it will no longer be held back because of the death of Christ. Christians during that seven year period of time are going to be rewarded based on their faithfulness.
So what you do now picked us up in the moment will look back what you get to do in the millennium. The five year rule of Christ. What you don't get to do. Luke chapter 19 gives of one of the many illustrations in the Bible of a person who based on their faithfulness gain or loss reward in the millennial kingdom. She says some will be over 10 cities. Some will be over five cities. Some will be overdosing even as I said, some will be singing while they sweep streets because they were unfaithful during their earthly life he this is setting the stage at the return of Christ for the Bible says Christians will come back with him. This thousand year name of Christ, known as the millennium, the true reasons why the millennium will be utopia paradise.
The Bible even calls it a return to the secure 36 verse 35 a return to eat we get back to what God originally design there are two reasons why this will be paradise while as well say in a moment Jesus will be ruling from Jerusalem the capital of the whole earth will be Jerusalem if the conflict of the hole where today it will be the capital of the whole earth. Jesus Christ, the Bible says will rule with a rod of iron and other words that will be allowed to be no rebellion. You and I based on our reward will be the people who he utilizes to make sure his role is exactly as he once at the beach and nobody will be able to override you because you will have a glorified body, so you'll have to worry about rebellion against you, because nobody can overcome now exactly will you be overseeing the millennium what that is explained to us in Matthew chapter 25 verse 31 to 46 because in those verses. At the end of the tribulation. God is to separate the sheep from it says the righteous Gentiles coming out of the tribulation will be sent to eternal judgment and the righteous Gentiles coming out of the tribulation that going to go into the millennium in their natural human bodies. Dr. Evans will tell us more.
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Let's pick up where we left off in our message here is Dr. Evans reasons why this will be paradise. The second reason you read the first two verses of Revelation 20 because it says and Satan will be bound for a thousand years Satan will be bound so that he no longer is able to deceive the nations.
The written message is because we been tricked. We have been duped and is not one person who on some level that the mask over because he tricked you so because he is going to be bound for a thousand years, he will no longer be allowed to trick the nations and because Jesus will rule with 4000 years.
Even if you want to rebel you will be able to okay this will be the ultimate answer to the Lord's prayer by kingdom come, I will be done in order as will take on the look of now there will be any events that will lead into the millennium. Look at chapter 19 verses 7 to 10, let us rejoice and be glad and give glory to him for the marriage of the Lamb has come and his bride has made herself ready. It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
Then he said to me right. Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he said to me, these are true words of God. Then I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me that that I am a fellow servant of yours and your brother will hold the testimony of Jesus wasn't God's testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. So love the wedding so anything about the wedding and because this wedding involves you bright. The first aspect of a wedding in biblical times was the betrothal. You and I would say engagement, but that was a big difference between our engagement and the biblical times engagement because the biblical times engagement was a legal contract, which is why when Joe saw that Mary was pregnant and so he had not been doing it it says he sought to divorce her privately put away means divorce. The reason why he sought to divorce her because even though they had not been damaged that they were betrothal. The Scripture says, or legally bound to one another. How does betrothal happen sometimes it happened before the children were ever born with promise another fob boy.
I will be child to your daughter father would say. My wife has a girl I will be closer to your son so that would be a marriage agreement when the kids would not even ball, which is why the Scripture says we were redeemed before the foundation of the world. So God already had an agreement with Jesus Christ about who his bride would be those who entered into the chart because you are legally bound times but always in biblical times you married somebody the first time. Because of this had already made the decisions back a lot about that that we look at not just what we thought we wanted to do so. The father's controlled all of that's wipers within 7.Q father says it's okay.
That's why number of Isaac. Isaac married Rebecca the very first time he saw because God located but it was okay and he'd never seen it before. The first time to talk to printer his tent, and they were married. Now that's say this is good not to do with this. It actually does. You really this thing of being engagement years is that as is ridiculous. It it really don't take that long.
If you use the right standard modeling shacking up an officer you have two choices. Shacking up. Somebody needs to move on Johnny to get married if you shacking up living in sin.
Okay, okay. Oh, not so much a positive moment so if you want to call the groups to get on this straight, and maybe you be in use. If you will matter you want to live what you your boy toy.
Back to the sermon, so we start all with the betray was the marriage that would lead to what we all well Robin that is the reception reception party. The wedding is serious when you take this woman, we take this man. Scariest Jews as a party. I mean his music playing dancing on the wedding receptions I was gaining weight just cake and ice cream that if you pull the slacks at the reception at the reception. One thing is true. Richard Paul party celebrating the couple Jesus is reception is the last thousand years.
They were being made in writing for the marriage supper of the Lamb. That's the reception so bad is going to be a party with Jesus and his bride is going to happen on earth.
Even though you in a glorified body and for 1000 years carrying out your responsibilities as Jesus is bride you are going to be in a wedding reception called the marriage supper of the Lamb and you will bear based on the level of your reward will party equally and in fact the Scripture says so what part of the wedding will be an outer darkness about hockey but I do know that if you mess up on. I put in the penalty box for the penalty box for a given period of time based on the penalty that you did not just on the chain but you're not on the ice. You can see what's going on the ice certificate sprayed on the ice. You did not stop when you on the ice while when God plays your take at the judgment seat of Christ. He's only one allowed to stand what he can use what was done in his name for his glory.
Everything else will be discarded, and based on what based on your tray will determine how much you get to do at the party.
You just get to see other folk have fun you can have that much going for. So that's the wedding that's the party that's the marriage supper of the Lamb, which is already Jesus Christ Dr. Tony Evan with a fascinating look at the coming millennial kingdom. If you're wanting to fully participate in the upcoming marriage supper of the Lamb. It starts by making Jesus Christ the Lord of your life. If you're ready to do that now. Dr. Evans would be honored to help you begin your new journey.
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